Open Call for Abstracts: Interdisciplinary Master Class in Global Health

Are you a PhD candidate or a Postdoctoral fellow and want to share your insights at a Master Class led by world-renowned global health researchers and thought leaders?

We invite you to submit your abstract for an interdisciplinary Master Class in Global Health. Led by the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development and the Joep Lange Institute, the classes take place on October 9, 2019 as part of the Joep Lange Chair and Fellows Program.

Late-stage PhD candidates and early-stage Postdoctoral Fellows from relevant disciplines are invited to submit an abstract under the theme Access to Care: Making Health Markets Work for the Poor.

Led by Prof. Dan Ariely, Prof. Mark Dybul, Prof. Anna Vassall and Prof. Catherine Kyobutungi, the Master Class will explore how interdisciplinary research can help improve global health. Two parallel classes will be held, with two Chairs facilitating each class. Each class will have a maximum of 12 participants, a selection of whom will be offered the opportunity to present and discuss their research. This is an opportunity to share your research, explore innovative ideas and to learn from other researchers in different fields of Global Health, in an interdisciplinary research setting.

Abstracts will be received from July 15, and the deadline for submission is September 1. Successful submissions will be notified by September 9. Abstract reviews will consider excellence, relevance of the research for the theme indicated above, and diversity (subject, discipline, gender, geography, etc.) of the class.

About the Joep Lange Chair and Fellows Program

The Joep Lange Chair and Fellows Program was established in 2015 in memory of prolific HIV activist, medical doctor and scientist Prof. Joep Lange. Funded in part by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the program was commissioned by the Joep Lange Institute and is based at the Department of Global Health-Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) at the Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam. The current chair holders are Prof. Dan Ariely, Prof. Mark Dybul, Prof Anna Vassall, and Prof. Catherine Kyobutungi.

  • Prof. Dan Ariely addresses the conditions under which people in Africa participate in health exchange platforms, how to nudge economic behavior of people towards more healthy lifestyles and prepayment for health.
  • Prof. Mark Dybul addresses the role of ‘communities of practice’ in creating efficiencies in health and healthcare provision with an emphasis on the lessons that can be learnt from HIV.
  • Prof Anna Vassall assesses economic impact of innovative interventions in health and healthcare financing, such as mobile health exchange platforms.
  • Prof. Catherine Kyobutungi addresses the management and prevention of non-communicable diseases, in particular CVD, learning from the long-term experiences of HIV management in Africa.

Practical Information

Please make sure to include the following sections in your abstract:

  • Name of author(s)
  • Title
  • Background
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion

Below you find the the abstract link for the abstract submission:

To submit your abstract go to the following website and submit through the form here: Interdiscipinary Master Class in Global Health

  • Please include a short biography of yourself along with the submission.
  • Consult the abstract guidelines in the appendix
  • Check your email for confirmation of the submission and contact the organizers by the contact information presented below if you have not received a confirmation email once you have submitted your abstract.

Location of event

The event will take place at the premises of the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD), AHTC Building, Paasheuvelweg 25, Tower C4 which is opposite of the Amsterdam UMC-location AMC.

Abstract Guidelines

Interdisciplinary Master Class in Global Health

  1. The abstract link must be opened in Google Chrome.
  2. Abstracts can only be submitted online, those submitted by fax, post or e-mail will not be considered.
  3. Abstracts must be submitted in British English.
  4. Your abstract should be between 200 and 300 words.
  5. Paper title, author names and affiliations should not be included in number of words.
  6. Abstracts should be structured and include concise statements outlining:
    1. Background – study objectives hypothesis to be tested, or description of the problem.
    2. Methods – method(s) used or approach taken.
    3. Results – specific results in summarized form (statistical analysis when appropriate).
    4. Conclusions – description of the main outcome of the study.
  7. Table or graph allowed but limited to one per abstract. The table or graph must be inserted as an image.
  8. It is the authors responsibility to submit a correct abstract. Any errors in spelling, grammar scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author.
  9. If you have any questions regarding your abstract, please contact the abstract handling office at E: | P: 00 31 20 – 566 8585.